Lucius Aemilius Paullus (consul 219 BC)

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Lucius Aemilius Paullus (died 216 BC) was a Roman consul twice, in 219 and 216 BC.

He served his first consulship with Marcus Livius Salinator. During this year, he defeated Demetrius of Pharos in the Second Illyrian War and forced him to flee to the court of Philip V of Macedon. On his return to Rome, he was awarded a triumph. He was subsequently charged, along with his colleague, with unfairly dividing the spoils, although he was acquitted.[1]

During the Second Punic War, he was made consul a second time and served with Gaius Terentius Varro. He shared the command of the army with Varro at the Battle of Cannae. Varro led out the troops against the advice of Paullus and the battle became a crushing defeat for the Romans.[2] Paullus died in the battle, while Varro managed to escape.[3]

He was the father of Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus and his daughter, Aemilia Tertia, married Scipio Africanus.

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  1. ^ T. Robert S. Broughton: The Magistrates Of The Roman Republic. Vol. 1: 509 B.C. - 100 B.C.. Cleveland / Ohio: Case Western Reserve University Press, 1951. Reprint 1968. (Philological Monographs. Edited by the American Philological Association. Vol. 15, 1), p. 236
  2. ^ T. Robert S. Broughton: The Magistrates Of The Roman Republic. Vol. 1: 509 B.C. - 100 B.C.. Cleveland / Ohio: Case Western Reserve University Press, 1951. Reprint 1968. (Philological Monographs. Edited by the American Philological Association. Vol. 15, 1), p. 247-253
  3. ^ Livy Ab urbe condita XXII 38-50


Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Veturius Philo and Gaius Lutatius Catulus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Livius Salinator
219 BC
Succeeded by
Publius Cornelius Scipio and Tiberius Sempronius Longus
Preceded by
Gnaeus Servilius Geminus and Marcus Atilius Regulus (Suffect)
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Gaius Terentius Varro
216 BC
Succeeded by
Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and Lucius Postumius Albinus